It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of
Barbara Elizabeth Norton
on January 15th, 2019 in Picton, Ontario.
Barbara is predeceased by her parents Thomas and Jean Bourgaize of Perth and her husband Larry Norton.
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Anne and Don Hutchings of Perth and brother Peter Bourgaize of Perth.
She is also survived by her sons Barry of Wellington, Dean of Regina, her five grandchildren Michael, Jonathan, Andrew, Katherine and Emily, and her seven great-grandchildren Liam, Emma, Fynn, Chloe, Coen, Isla and Magnus.
Barbara was born in Montreal on June 2nd, 1928, and moved to the Perth area with her family at a young age.
Barb was working in Ottawa in her early 20’s when she met and married Larry, an RCAF serviceman from Balcarres, Saskatchewan.
Over the course of Larry’s service career, he and Barb lived in Ottawa, Goose Bay, Winnipeg, London, Cold Lake,
Alliston and Baden Soellingen (Germany), before being posted to Trenton where they continued to reside after retirement.
Over these years, Barb balanced the responsibilities of raising two boys with employment in the RCAF in a civilian capacity,
largely in the area of telecommunications. Barbara was a great lover of nature, and was happiest when she was puttering
around the trees and shoreline of the cottage that she and Larry built on her father’s land bordering Big Rideau Lake near Perth.
All of her grandchildren recall with great fondness their times at the cottage with Grandma and Grandpa. In their retirement years, Larry and Barb travelled extensively throughout North America in their camper van, from the Florida Keys to Yukon and Alaska and Newfoundland to Vancouver Island. Barbara was a lifelong active member of the United Church, an amateur artist, and a great cat-lover. In her later years, Barb moved to Wellington and subsequently to the HJ McFarland Home in Picton. Barb’s family gives special thanks to the staff of the McFarland Home for the great care and affection they showed to her.
Barbara was an exceptionally kind and beautiful person who will be greatly missed by her family and all of those that knew her.
A Memorial Service for Barb will be held in the
Wellington United Church on June 22nd, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Memorial Donations to the Wellington Untied Church
would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the
Ainsworth Funeral Home,
288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington
Online donations and condolences at
Memorial Donations to the the Wellington United Church may be made by cheque and mailed to
Wellington United Church, 243 Main Street, Wellington, ON. K0K 3L0